Sunday

Preteen Parent Cue Oct. 14-20

THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL:
WEEK TWO:
HEBREWS 13:5
Don't be Controlled by Money
ASK THIS:
Why do you want stuff when it can't keep you happy?
DO THIS:

MEAL TIME


Q & A for kids: What food can you never get enough of?
Q&A for parents: Did you ever have a collection of anything when you were a kid?
REMEMBER THIS:
"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”
Luke 12:15 NIrV
LIFE APP:  
CONTENTMENT – Deciding to be okay with what you have
THIS WEEK IN INSIDEOUT:

Grapple Question:
What if Jesus Is a Loser?
Kids Learn:
Jesus Is the Biggest Winner
Dig Into the Bible:
John 16:28-33; Colossians 2:13-15
Ever feel like a loser? Join the club—it’s a pretty universal one! Every one of us has made mistakes. But Jesus did not make mistakes. In fact, only Jesus can truthfully say he’s never been a loser.
You’ll gain some great insights into your preteen’s values during a discussion about what your preteen thinks makes a loser and a winner. Share a time or two you felt like a loser. Grapple together about what it’s like to be a friend of the world’s all-time biggest winner, Jesus.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
THIS COMING WEEK:

Southland Cafe on Wednesdays, 4:45-6:00 PM

On the Menu this weekChick-Fil-A Nuggets, Salad Bar, PB & J Sandwiches.


COMING SOON:

October 31, 5:30-7:00 pm

No InsideOut or Regular Wednesday Activities.  Join us for:

Commit to host a trunk and bring candy to the church the entire month of October.  
From Parent Cue:

THE THING WE NEED TO GIVE TO OTHER PARENTS

By Jon Acuff

Most of the time, these posts I write are about how we should treat ourselves and our kids, but not today. Today I want to quickly talk about how we should treat other parents.
It’s so easy to judge each other. It’s so easy to criticize or analyze another parent. “Can you believe they spent that much on their kid’s birthday? That’s crazy. It was so over the top.” It’s so easy to cut each other down.
But what if instead, every parent gave to every other parent something really simple? What if the thing parents need the most is grace.
What if the next time a parent in your neighborhood makes a mistake; you give them grace instead of judgment? What if the next time a parent from your kid’s class at school forgets the snack for the party, you give them grace? What if the next time the parent is late dropping off your kid after a sleepover, you give them grace? . . .
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Elementary Parent Cue Oct. 14-20

THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL:
WEEK TWO:
HEBREWS 13:5
Don't be Controlled by Money
SAY THIS:
Stuff can't keep
you happy.
DO THIS:

MEAL TIME


Q & A for kids: What food can you never get enough of?
Q&A for parents: Did you ever have a collection of anything when you were a kid?
REMEMBER THIS:
"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”
Luke 12:15 NIrV
LIFE APP:  
CONTENTMENT – Deciding to be okay with what you have
THIS WEEK IN INSIDEOUT:

BOTTOM LINE:
If we have faith, God can do great things through us!

OBJECTIVE:
Kids will ask God to give them greater faith.

KEY PASSAGE:  
 Matthew 17:14-21, Jesus Heals a Boy

MEMORY VERSE:
Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (NIV)
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HOW TO CONNECT THE LESSON WITH YOUR KIDS:

IN THE CAR
Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home: Jesus says that if we have faith, nothing will be impossible for us. Kids will learn that we can have faith in God and trust him completely, because God keeps his promises and there’s no limit to what he can do. Matthew 17:14-21, Jesus Heals a Boy

HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real: Take a side trip someplace you’ve heard of but have never been, like a local tourist site or a new restaurant. Does it live up to the hype when you get there? Ask the kids how we can have faith in someone they’ve never seen.

AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- What happened when the disciples tried to cast the demon out of the boy?
- What did Jesus say the disciples needed?
- How can we have a greater faith in Jesus?

AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

PARENT TIME:
What you need to know: Faith is hard to understand at first, but the more we develop our faith, the more it grows, and the more God can do through our lives. Pray for God to give your children, and you, a growing faith!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
THIS COMING WEEK:

Southland Cafe on Wednesdays, 4:45-6:00 PM

On the Menu this weekChick-Fil-A Nuggets, Salad Bar, PB & J Sandwiches.


COMING SOON:

October 26, 5:30-9:30

Register online or call the church office! 


October 31, 5:30-7:00 pm
No InsideOut or Regular Wednesday Activities.  Join us for:

Commit to host a trunk and bring candy to the church the entire month of October.  
From Parent Cue:

THE THING WE NEED TO GIVE TO OTHER PARENTS

By Jon Acuff

Most of the time, these posts I write are about how we should treat ourselves and our kids, but not today. Today I want to quickly talk about how we should treat other parents.
It’s so easy to judge each other. It’s so easy to criticize or analyze another parent. “Can you believe they spent that much on their kid’s birthday? That’s crazy. It was so over the top.” It’s so easy to cut each other down.
But what if instead, every parent gave to every other parent something really simple? What if the thing parents need the most is grace.
What if the next time a parent in your neighborhood makes a mistake; you give them grace instead of judgment? What if the next time a parent from your kid’s class at school forgets the snack for the party, you give them grace? What if the next time the parent is late dropping off your kid after a sleepover, you give them grace? . . .
CONTINUE READING ON THE PARENT CUE BLOG
 
For blog posts and parenting resources, visit www.ParentCue.org
 
WEEKLY PARENT PODCAST
Download the free Parent Cue App
Copyright © 2018 The reThink Group. Inc. All rights reserved. www.ParentCue.org
 

Preteen Parent Cue Oct. 7-13

THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL:
WEEK ONE:
PHILIPPIANS 4:11-13
Be Content
ASK THIS:
What do you do when things don't go your way?
DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


Write this on your child's mirror, "Decide to be okay with what you have. I am so glad I have you!"
REMEMBER THIS:
"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”
Luke 12:15 NIrV
LIFE APP:  
CONTENTMENT – Deciding to be okay with what you have
THIS WEEK IN INSIDEOUT:

Grapple Question:
What if Jesus Is a Lunatic?
Kids Learn:
Jesus’ Style of Religion
Dig Into the Bible:
Hosea 6:6; Matthew 9:9-13; 12:1-13
We’re all crazy about something—a hobby, a sports team, even our kids. Although Jesus is crazy about us, he’s not a lunatic. Jesus lived a focused life, never veering from the truth or the purpose he came to fulfill. Grapple with the question with your preteen by looking for things Jesus was crazy about, as well as the evidence that he was not a ­lunatic. Say how crazy you are about your preteen, and then do something crazy together.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
THIS COMING WEEK:

Southland Cafe on Wednesdays, 4:45-6:00 PM

On the Menu this weekSonic Hamburgers, Salad Bar, PB & J Sandwiches.


COMING SOON:

October 31, 5:30-7:00 pm

No InsideOut or Regular Wednesday Activities.  Join us for:

Commit to host a trunk and bring candy to the church the entire month of October.  
From Parent Cue:

4 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH
YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER

By Natalie Kitchens

Now that our oldest child is in school, I’m beginning to understand the crazy reality of widening his circle and tapping into other influences in his life. I know his teachers will spend many of the quality hours of his week guiding and molding him, so I want our partnership with those teachers to be strong.
And because I’ve been a teacher longer than I’ve been a parent, I’m clinging to a few things I hope to remember now that I’m on the other side of the playground fence.
1 – MAKE IT PERSONAL
I know the hardest time to get to know a teacher is when my kid needs help or is in trouble. I want to make it a point to befriend his teachers as soon as possible. Ask them questions about their classroom and their life. Connect with them however I can and as early as I can. Show them that I am interested in them and what they do to love and serve my child every day. That way, when there’s a bump in the road, my relationship is strong enough for honesty and compassion on both sides . . .


CONTINUE READING ON THE PARENT CUE BLOG
 

For blog posts and parenting resources, visit www.ParentCue.org
 
WEEKLY PARENT PODCAST:
Download the free Parent Cue App
Copyright © 2018 The reThink Group. Inc. All rights reserved. www.ParentCue.org
 

Elementary Parent Cue Oct. 7-13

THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL:
WEEK ONE:
PHILIPPIANS 4:11-13
Be Content
SAY THIS:
God can help you be okay no matter what.
DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


Write this on your child's mirror, "Decide to be okay with what you have. I am so glad I have you!"
REMEMBER THIS:
"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”
Luke 12:15 NIrV
LIFE APP:  
CONTENTMENT – Deciding to be okay with what you have
THIS WEEK IN INSIDEOUT:

BOTTOM LINE:
 If we believe in Jesus, our sins can be forgiven.

OBJECTIVE:
 Kids will learn how they can have their sins forgiven.

KEY PASSAGE:  
Luke 23:39-43, The Thief on the Cross is Forgiven

MEMORY VERSE:
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV)
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HOW TO CONNECT THE LESSON WITH YOUR KIDS:

IN THE CAR
Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home: Jesus has done the hard part, paying for our salvation with his death on the cross.  Now the choice to be saved comes to us. Kids will learn that if we believe in Jesus and confess that we are sinners and need forgiveness, he will forgive us of our sins. Luke 23:39-43, The Thief on the Cross is Forgiven

HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real: Take the kids someplace where they can get something for free, like a sucker at the bank or a cookie at the grocery store bakery. Encourage the kids to do the asking (politely). Ask them how getting the free treat is similar to receiving God’s forgiveness.

AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- Why do you think the thief on the cross asked Jesus to remember him?
- Why did Jesus forgive the thief?
- How can we have our sins forgiven?

AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 (NIV)

PARENT TIME:
What you need to know: Jesus has done the hard part, paying for our sins with his blood. It’s up to us to choose to make Jesus our Savior and ask for forgiveness. Talk to your kids about this important decision, and if they sound like they are ready to make a decision for Christ, please let us know!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
THIS COMING WEEK:

Southland Cafe on Wednesdays, 4:45-6:00 PM

On the Menu this weekSonic Hamburgers, Salad Bar, PB & J Sandwiches.


COMING SOON:

October 26, 5:30-9:30

Register online or call the church office! 



October 31, 5:30-7:00 pm
No InsideOut or Regular Wednesday Activities.  Join us for:

Commit to host a trunk and bring candy to the church the entire month of October.  
From Parent Cue:

4 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH
YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER

By Natalie Kitchens

Now that our oldest child is in school, I’m beginning to understand the crazy reality of widening his circle and tapping into other influences in his life. I know his teachers will spend many of the quality hours of his week guiding and molding him, so I want our partnership with those teachers to be strong.
And because I’ve been a teacher longer than I’ve been a parent, I’m clinging to a few things I hope to remember now that I’m on the other side of the playground fence.
1 – MAKE IT PERSONAL
I know the hardest time to get to know a teacher is when my kid needs help or is in trouble. I want to make it a point to befriend his teachers as soon as possible. Ask them questions about their classroom and their life. Connect with them however I can and as early as I can. Show them that I am interested in them and what they do to love and serve my child every day. That way, when there’s a bump in the road, my relationship is strong enough for honesty and compassion on both sides . . .


CONTINUE READING ON THE PARENT CUE BLOG
 

For blog posts and parenting resources, visit www.ParentCue.org
 
WEEKLY PARENT PODCAST:
Download the free Parent Cue App
Copyright © 2018 The reThink Group. Inc. All rights reserved. www.ParentCue.org